City Hall Building
801 Crawford Street, 4th floor
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone (757) 393-8836
Fax (757) 393-5223
Comprehensive Plan Accomplishments to date.
The City of Portsmouth’s official Comprehensive Plan,
Destination 2025, was adopted by City Council on April 29, 2005. The
Comprehensive Plan was developed by the Planning Commission with the
assistance from the staff of the Department of Planning and the Citizen 2025
Comprehensive Plan Committee.
A Comprehensive Plan is an official document that establishes the long-range
plan for the future development, revitalization, and preservation of the City.
The Plan serves as a policy document that sets the framework and guiding
principals for the City's future, as required by Virginia law.
Destination 2025 establishes a vision for the future and identifies a
strategy for achieving that vision.
- A Guide for the Management of Change:
Destination 2025 acts as a "road map" through which we solve
problems, anticipate and avoid future threats, and seize opportunities
to make our community better.
- A Reflection of Community Values and Aspirations:
Destination 2025 reflects the shared aspirations and vision of
the community as a whole and outlines the destination toward which we
will direct future policies, strategies, and actions.
- The Foundation for all City Policies, Strategies, and Actions:
Destination 2025, developed as a city-wide vision of the future,
serves as the foundation for directing future policy, selecting
"optimum" strategies, and outlining a timeline of concrete actions to
- The Community's "To Do" List:
Destination 2025 identifies in detail the actions, timetables,
responsibilities, and resources that are needed to implement them. The
20 year “to do” list establishes implementation measures that are are
prioritized to occur over short-term, intermediate, and long-term
All questions, comments and suggestions are welcome. If you would like to
submit comments or need further information, please call (757) 393-8836.